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Luke 20:39-47

Note: this short section is an indictment of the scribes. They were supposed to be  ministers of the Word but instead were profiteers from religion (v45-47). The scriptures they were supposed to be experts in had said that Christ was David’s son yet David called him Lord. They should have understood that there was only one explanation for this – the Christ would be the Son of God as well as the Son of David.

A.(39) Then certain of the scribes answering said, Master, thou hast well said. (40) And after that they durst not ask him any question at all.

B.(41) And he said unto them, How say they that Christ is David’s son?

C.(42) And David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, (43) Till I make thine enemies thy footstool.

B’.(44) David therefore calleth him Lord, how is he then his son?

A’.(45) Then in the audience of all the people he said unto his disciples, (46) Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts; (47) Which devour widows ‘houses, and for a shew make long prayers:the same shall receive greater damnation.

Luke 20:19-26

A.(19) And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on him; and they feared the people:for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them. (20)  And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words, that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor.

B.(21) And they asked him, saying, Master, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, neither acceptest thou the person of any, but teachest the way of God truly: (22) Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesar, or no?

C.(23) But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt ye me?

B’.(24) Shew me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it? They answered and said, Caesar’s. 25 And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar’s, and unto God the things which be God’s.

A’. (26) And they could not take hold of his words before the people:and they marvelled at his answer, and held their peace.

LUKE 11:47, 48

A (47) Woe unto you! for YE BUILD THE SEPULCHRES of the prophets,

B (47) and YOUR FATHERS KILLED THEM.

C (48) Truly ye bear witness  that ye allow the deeds OF YOUR FATHERS:

B’. FOR THEY INDEED KILLED THEM,

A′ (48) and YE BUILD THEIR SEPULCHRES.

Luke 7:36-50*

A.(36) And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee’s house and sat down to meat.

B.(37) And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner,  when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee’s house,

C. brought an alabaster box of ointment,(38) and stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. 

D.(39) Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.

F.(40) And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.

G. (41) There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. (42) And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both.

H. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most? 

G’.(43) Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most.

F’. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.

D’. (44) And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon,seest thou this woman?

C’.  I entered into thine house,

a. thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head. 

b. (45) Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.

c. (46) My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.

B’.(47)

a. Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven;

b. for she loved much:

c. but to whom little is forgiven,

b’. the same loveth little.

a. 48 And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.

A’.(49) And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also? (50) And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.

 

LUKE 6:43

The chiasm is displayed showing the word order in Greek:

A For a tree GOOD

B bringeth not forth FRUIT

C CORRUPT;

C′ neither doth a tree CORRUPT

B′ bring forth FRUIT

A′ GOOD.

Luke 6:41-42

A.(41) And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye,

B. but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

C.(42) Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

B’. Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye,

A’. and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother’s eye.

 

 

Luke 6:27-38

A. (27)  But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,

B.(28) Bless them that curse you,
and pray for them which despitefully use you.
(29) And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other;
and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also.
(30) Give to every man that asketh of thee;
and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.

C. (31) And as ye would that men should do to you,  do ye also to them likewise.

B’. (32)  For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye?
for sinners also love those that love them.
(33) And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye?
for sinners also do even the same.
(34)  And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye?
for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.

A’. (35)  But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again;  and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest:  for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

2A. (36) Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

2B. (37) Judge not, and ye shall not be judged:

2B’. condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned:

2A’. forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:

3A. (38) Give, and it shall be given unto you;

3B. good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom.

3A’. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

Luke 6:20-26

20  And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said,

A. Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.

B. 21 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled.

C. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.

D. 22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.

E. 23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.

A’. 24 But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.

B’. 25 Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger.

C’. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.

D’. 26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you!

E’. for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

Luke 5:12-13

The same as Matthew 8:2-3

A.(12) And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy:

B. who seeing Jesus fell on his face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

C.(13) And he put forth his hand, and touched him, 

B’. saying, I will: be thou clean.

A’. And immediately the leprosy departed from him.

Luke 4:31-37

Jeremy T – the following pattern is mainly made up of contrasts, but centres on the fear that Jesus had come to harm the possessed. The answer of the Gospel is that Jesus has come to save and to heal.

A.(31) And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee,

B. and taught them on the sabbath days.

C.(32)  And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.

D.(33) And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil,

E. and cried out with a loud voice,

F. (34) Saying, Let us alone;

G. what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth?

H. art thou come to destroy us?

G’. I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God.

F’.(35) And Jesus rebuked him, saying,

E’. Hold thy peace, and come out of him.

D’. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not.

C’. 36 And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.

B’. 37 And the fame of him

A’. went out into every place of the country round about.